These artists use their creativity and how!
It’s already a big deal to perform a cover of a great song on radio by anyone but when music artists themselves take up the task, they manage to not only change the track but give a stellar performance of the same. BBC Radio 1 is known for having a number of world-known artists come in and perform covers in their studios and some of them are magical. Hear them here to see the ones which are just pure gold:
1. Miley Cyrus: Summertime Sadness
Just around the time that Miley Cyrus started the twerking trend, she performed this stunning Lana Del Ray track. Her voice alone with the guitar just shows that this girl doesn’t need to do anything to prove that she’s got the voice. It’s definitely a cover that we love as much as the original.
2. Thirty Seconds To Mars: Stay
Rihanna’s beautiful ballad gets an elevated twist with Jared Leto’s raspy voice adding a raw quality we though RiRi already expressed. The simplistic melody of the piano and drums gives it a sort of whimsical direction that we can’t help but be pulled into.
3. MNEK & Zara Larsson: Runnin’
MNEK and Larsson joined hands for her single “Never Forget You” and they came together for this brilliant Naughty Boy track. The rapper/singers insanely pure runs wins the house for sure. The track needs to be on your playlist ASAP!
4. Arctic Monkeys: Hold On, We’re Going Home
What can we even say about this cover! Alex Turner puts his charm on while performing the cover, including the awkward foot action. Guess everyone really loves Drake! But who doesn’t?
5. Disclosure: Hotline Bling
The EDM duo called on their favourite collaborator Sam Smith to transform Drake’s hit single to a smoother and a bit fast paced jam. That synth sound suits the vocals so well that we’re yet copying those Drake moves over this version!
6. James Bay: Hymn For The Weekend
The Coldplay x Beyonce track was covered by James and he managed to add his own unique touch to this one. The cover pays respect to the original but the high pitch of that guitar does a great job to give it a twist we’re happily listening to.
7. Fifth Harmony: Ex’s and Oh’s
The group that got their start on The X Factor might be one member less with Camila Cabello’s departure but this cover of Elle King’s sexy yet energetic anthem reminds us of their vocal ability that made them shine out originally.
8. Kings Of Leon: Hands To Myself
Honest to God, we never saw this one coming! The Rock group completely flipped this track and let the lyrics shine. Caleb Followill’s Nashville twang brings another element to this slow jam.